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Guest Jennifer Botterill

Jennifer Botterill has been an Olympian since she was eighteen - but don't feel bad. It runs in the family. Her mother, Doreen went to the Olympics twice for speedskating, while her father, Cal is a sports psychologist who's worked at several Olympics.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jennifer joined the Canadian Women's Hockey team in 1997, making her the youngest member of the team at the time. She's been to four Olympic games, garnering three gold medals in 2002, 2006 and most recently, in 2010 and a silver medal in 1998. She's also a five-time World Champion and was twice named MVP at the World Championships.

If that's not impressive enough, she not only graduated from Harvard with honours, but also played hockey for them, becoming the only two-time winner of the Patty Kazmaier Award, given to the top player in women's college hockey. She also remains the NCAA record holder for most consecutive games with a point and most points over a career.

Now, while not gathering gold medals for Canada, Jennifer plays for Mississauga in the Canadian Women's Hockey League - and was the leading scorer for the 2007/2008 season.

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